Carpetbagger Suggests Younging it Up

Even though the Oscars were more in touch, I’d say, than they’ve been since I started watching them (I will always have a fondness in my heart for the clunky old timey versions too), and even though their choices were still out touch, the Bagger thinks that, with the...
Posted On 24 Feb 2009

And the Best Rundown Goes To…

Yeah, of course it’d be Mark Lisanti, who is now working over at Vanity Fair. His rundown is the best and the funniest I’ve read thus far. He pays tribute where it’s deserved and mocks where it’s deserved: The Sweded Opening Number Though opinion on the...
Posted On 23 Feb 2009

Oscar ratings up 13%

Bump and grind. The bump is the 13% increase in viewership over last year’s broadcast (from 32 million in 2008 to 36.3 million last night). The grind is the fact that’s this increase falls short of the 40 million viewers who tuned in 2 years ago and doesn’t come...
Posted On 23 Feb 2009

Wolfgang Puck Made it

Go on, it tastes good.
Posted On 23 Feb 2009

Ebert gives the Oscars his seal of approval

Can a guy who’s survived decades of Oscars letdowns ever find anything new to love? Roger that: It was the best Oscar show I’ve ever seen, and I’ve seen plenty. The Academy couldn’t bring it in under three and a half hours, but maybe they simply...
Posted On 23 Feb 2009

How’d it Do?

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Posted On 23 Feb 2009

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Writing for the Carpetbagger, Tony Scott: A Small Oscars By A.O. Scott It looks like they might bring this one in at under three hours, so I’ll curb my complaining. And I’ll close by noting that this seemed not only like a relatively brief Oscar ceremony, but a small one....
Posted On 22 Feb 2009

Thanks To…

Ryan, for all of your dedication and hard work and brilliant writing. The readers of AD for all of your inventive, lively discussion – you really make this site what it is. Fellow bloggers for all of the tips, lengthy phone calls, and analysis: Ryan Adams, David Carr, Kris...
Posted On 22 Feb 2009

The Final Tallys

I’m going to quietly simmer about my own personal disappointments, just as many of you can happily celebrate your triumphs. I think we can all agree that this dreadful year is better off tucked into bed where it can rest in peace. In other words, thank god it’s over....
Posted On 22 Feb 2009